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I'm going to be giving a lot of detail, in hopes it may help constructing a more accurate response. And I get it doesn't completely fall under 'hip dysplasia and disorders' but it seemed most relevant here, plus I'm new to this website.
It was recorded by medical professionals, as an infant, my right hip clicked/popped as I moved my leg towards my body and back away, it is still present to this day and still gives a loud pop, and I can feel it popping from one position to the other (was never diagnosed with hip dysplasia).
Past 7 months I've been experiencing a new symptom in this hip. If I sit cross leg, or with my right leg tilted to the side (so my right knee is faced away, opposite to the midline of my body [abduction I believe it's called in physiology] ), I struggle to bring it back to face forward again. It takes me between 5-20 minutes to get full mobility of the right hip again. I physically cannot force it back because it causes intense pain and a sensation that it will just pop out of place. I generally will sit/lay down, slowly moving my leg from different directions to try and face it forwards. Even while it's stuck in the position (knee facing away from body), I can still bend my knee/ankle. The only struggle is angling the hip back to face forwards.
I'm only 17 (female) and have had this issue with other joints (I don't have full mobility of my right shoulder and it grinds in the socket), also my ankle joints and sometimes my knees will grind and cause a lot of pain. My elbows, my wrists, they all grind and pop and don't have fluid movement. Even my jaw will sometimes stiffen and lock (only this occurs mainly when I'm required to take prednisolone for my asthma.) And my ankle/knee joints are quite weak and are easily rolled/sprained (funny story, I managed to roll my ankle while sitting down..)
I'm concerned because these issues began arising around age 12. Should I bring it up with a doctor now or should it settle during adulthood?
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